So, you want to be an pharmacist?
Pharmacists give and educate others on the medicine prescribed to them by a doctor. They can work in a variety of settings and sometimes mix the medicine themselves. Pharmacists often become a listening ear to their patients and build great connections with them. To become a pharmacist you must graduate from pharmacy school, which takes most people 4 years.
Here you will find important information on requirements, entrance exams, and extra experiences needed to gain entry into pharmacy school. As you explore, keep in mind:
- "Pre-pharm" is not a major. You major in any area of personal interest you would like to obtain a degree in. Being "pre-pharm" is something you personally state and it signifies the extra work you will put forth on your way to optometry school.
- While a majority of our students who are "pre-pharm" are Science majors. This is not your only option. Pharmacy schools accept a variety of majors. In fact, they accept students with and without a Bachelor's degree. You can major in whatever you are interested in as long as you complete the appropriate requirements.
- While pharmacy school lists requirements, these are only the basics needed. The more you push yourself (while maintaining a high GPA), the better it will be for your application.
Take a look around and explore the area of Pharmacy!